David Burns has three decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, having held a variety of strategic roles with IBM across Australia, the Asia Pacific region, North America and the United Kingdom, before joining Telstra in 2012.
As Group Executive, Telstra Enterprise, David is responsible for revenues in excess of $8bn, managing a growing business that delivers leading connectivity, platforms, applications and tailored industry solutions and services to Telstra's enterprise and government customers. The role is also responsible for Enterprise's international customers and operations across 20 countries, including the largest subsea cable network in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to leading Telstra Enterprise, David was Group Executive, Global Business Services, responsible for establishing and delivering scaled support services and enablement functions to all of Telstra and service operations for Telstra customers. Since joining the company, he has also overseen Telstra’s International Business as well as the NAS (Network & Application Services) business.
Prior to joining Telstra, David was General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). Based in London, he was responsible for IBM’s IT services and outsourcing sales and delivery functions for the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has also held a number of industry facing roles at IBM covering the financial services, utilities and government sectors, in Tokyo and New York.
David began his career as a marketing representative at IBM in Adelaide. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the South Australian Institute of Technology, now the University of South Australia.